Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March Family Matters competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories about family of all configurations. The next Family Matters competition will take place in September. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
Second place: Scott Gloden, of Chagrin Falls, OH, wins $500 for “What Is Louder.”
Third place: MK Hall, of Venice, CA, wins $300 for “Fortune & Riot.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for Short Story Award for New Writers: May 31. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category run 1500-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize is $1500. Second/third: $500/$300. Click here for complete guidelines.